Right then... so you can see I need some more storage, so I'll get a Quantum Atlas V 18GB Ultra160 beast or something and maybe a 40GB UltraDMA/100 as well. The AWE64 is holdin out but I could do with more ins/outs so I think a Live! Platinum 5.1 will do the business there. A Marvel G400-TV will sort out the graphics a bit - not too arsed about games, just video editing for a laugh (stickin animation w/ music onto VHS and messin with a few choice video clips from my mates camcorder).
- The Platinum 5.1 supports Dolby Digital out
- The Marvel has DVD playback (in software?)
So here's the question(s) (finally!):
Can I just buy any old DVD-Rom?
Does the audio (stream or whatever) coming from the DVD drive go along the DMA bus or what?
Compyootuhs?! Kyuh! Didn't 'ave compyootuhs back in mah dehh!